We held our last Procurement Working Party meeting of 2021 this week. An external trainer, Ian Chamberlain delivered a masterclass on “Gaining Virtual Access”. Since 2002, Ian has been hired by more than 70 life science companies, plus numerous doctors’ groups and the NHS. His specialisation is in helping suppliers speak to their customers in a more productive way.
This session included hints, tips and sharing of experiences in working with the virtual platforms to increase access to customers and to develop and plan for this particular medium in your teams. It was a very interesting and useful session, please contact us if you want further information. We also welcomed Sarah Collins, Commercial Director from UKHSA, who outlined the future engagement strategy with suppliers and recognised the challenges previously faced.
It was a very positive and exciting presentation and we hope to be working with them closely in 2022. An update on CTDA Desktop Validation process can be found in the Membership News section of this newsletter.